Trinco Blu by Cinnamon Wins Silver for Sustainable Practices

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon Wins Silver for Sustainable Practices
July 8, 2020 Bradley Cox

With retro interiors and plush comforts, Trinco Blu by Cinnamon sits in the heart of the deep blue of Sri Lanka’s east coast. For the lover of marine life, the resort has the best of the ocean on offer including whale watching, dolphins and exotic tropical fish.

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon was one of several Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts in Sri Lanka recently recertified by Green Globe.

According to a UN report on Sustainable Development written in 2018, annual tourism increased five-fold over the previous decade. A sustainable approach was regarded as a transformative process for the country to take advantage of its geographical location with diverse attractions located within a relatively small area. Last year in October, Trinco Blu along with sister property Hikka Tranz won notable awards at the Presidential Environment Awards that acknowledges properties with environmentally friendly attitudes with efforts taken to maintain pollution free surroundings. Trinco Blu was presented with a Silver award and Hikka Tranz, a Merit award for their sustainable environmental practices.

Best practices at Trinco Blu range from effective resource management and protection of biodiversity to a new holistic system of health and safety measures.

Energy, Water & Waste Management

At Trinco Blu water and energy is monitored daily and compared monthly to determine usage and reduction goals as well as maintenance requirements. To ensure that there is no impact on neighbouring communities, the property uses a direct electricity supply from the Ceylon Electricity Board with a back up diesel generator on hand if a power failure should occur. The resort also uses a reverse osmosis process to produce water whereas neighbouring communities obtain water through municipality sources.

For hygiene purposes, water and ice samples are analysed each month for microbiological parameters to check that water is safe for consumption. In addition, the chemical analysis of water is conducted quarterly by an external accredited laboratory.

Wastewater is recycled. Black and grey water is directed to a wastewater treatment plant for sanitisation and used for irrigating gardens while excess water is diverted to a nearby lagoon.


Sri Lanka is regarded as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots with protection of threatened species ranked high on the list of sustainability practices on the island. The hotel premises are rich with natural habitat and home to abundant species of birds, mammals, butterflies, fish, trees and other aquatic life. Trinco Blu aims to conserve the native surroundings and has its own resident naturalist based at the premises. Environmental initiatives include beach clean ups, World Environment Tree Planting projects and a Whale Conservation and Research Project.

Cinnamon Standard for Care and Cleanliness

A high level of hygiene standards have been implemented at the property during this challenging time. Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts have introduced a new holistic approach to sanitation across all hotel spaces. Enhanced measures include high frequency cleaning and disinfection of guest areas and use of approved disinfectants against the COVID-19 virus and other bacteria, compliance for supply chain deliveries, and cleaning protocols for culinary and housekeeping areas. To view the policy in full please click here.

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